CHEAP THRILLS / SWAPPING

As I’ve mentioned already on the blog, I participated in the Montreal Take Off Your Clothes clothing swap last weekend. After dropping off a garbage bag of clothes the previous weekend, I was feeling good about making some space in my [tiny] closet. On my way over to the swap Saturday morning, I was planning on taking photos as a volunteer for the event and seeing how the event would go. I didn’t expect to find much – why would I want something that someone else didn’t like?  I don’t know WHY I thought this, I buy other people’s garbage at thrift stores all the time. I guess I usually like my clothing to come from old ladies, not people my age.

However, I ended up pleasantly surprised and came home with almost as much as I donated. [oops – sorry closet] Not to mention what I came home with was a little bit of everything; skirts, dresses, pants, tops, shirts, shorts, shoes, accessories, a hat. I could make an entire wardrobe from these 19 pieces [plus undies, those weren’t available at the swap.]

You should know by now that I am a big believer in buying second-hand and I cringe whenever I walk into a mall. I think getting dressed should be an expression of your personality, not the latest trend. [Also, no wearing leggings as pants, I don’t care WHAT your personality is] The whole idea behind swapping is to encourage people to swap, not shop. That’s an idea I can get behind.

A few photos from the swap:

CHEAP THRILLS

A good haul last weekend from the church sale. I even have a few things going into the shop next week (shoes and purse). And I have been practically living in that cotton housecoat for the past week. It’s the perfect thing to wear around the apartment when its gross and hot out.

Who wants to come over and test out my new glasses? I’ll supply the glass, you supply the liquor.

SHOP UPDATE

1. Vintage 80s/90s blue floral romper
2. Vintage silk cream polka dot & bow short sleeve top
3. Vintage1960s kelly green wool cape with gold buttons
4. Vintage red tube top terrycloth dress
5. Vintage navy over the shoulder leather satchel
6. Vintage black patent leather & gold shoulder bag

A few more items available in the shop! Some goodies in time for a new spring wardrobe?